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Top 10 Tuesday 8th January

Happy New Year and welcome to my first Top 10 Tuesday for 2019 as I missed last week. Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now resides with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week our topic is:

Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2019

  1. Vardaesia by Lynette Noni. The Medoran Chronicles #5. Published next month but I already have a copy thanks to the fabulous publisher. I could read it now but I’m keeping it for closer to the release date. I like knowing it’s there. It’s the final book in a series and I always have such mixed feelings about that. I want to read it. But I’m also kind of scared. I don’t expect everyone to survive.

2. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan. Cormac Reilly #2. I loved The Rúin last year and I can’t wait to read this follow up. This is also out next month. There’s so much about this series (well the first book) that I enjoy. Although Cormac is in some ways, the quintessential detective protagonist, in other ways he’s not. It’s been a while since I really found myself a series like this and I hope it ends up with many books.

3. What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume. I’m excited about this for several reasons – firstly because I’ve known Jenna for a very long time now, probably since not long after I started blogging in 2010 and she’s amazing. I’m so glad to see her getting her own book published (I think she has a 2 book deal with Aussie Pan Mac) and this seems such an amazing example of our #LoveOzYA with body positivity and complex but well defined characters. This is out late Feb/early March and I cannot wait to be able to read it.

4. Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane. love Mhairi McFarlane. She’s written two of my very fave contemporary fiction/romance type books – Who’s That Girl and It’s Not Me, It’s You both of which I have read and re-read so many times now. This is her newest book and I cannot wait to read it. She’s so funny but not in a slapstick way and her books are always so heartwarming. Sometimes sad, but always with all the feels.

5. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. I loved The Kiss Quotient for lots of reasons and I’m very much looking forward to Helen Hoang’s next novel which is loosely linked to the first. Once again this is a strong representation of diversity and own voices and I think it’s going to be wonderful.

6. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. I’ve been hearing a bit of buzz about this for a little while now! A nation divided into four, each ruled by its own Queen. A pickpocket intercepts a comm whereby she sees all four Queens brutally murdered and now she looks to find who it was meant for, hoping that by that, she will find who murdered the Queens. This sounds so good and I’m really excited about it.

7. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. A retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. This sounds amazing!

8. The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I’m hopelessly behind reading Samatha Shannon’s other books but like that stops me wanting more. I loooove the cover of this book – to be honest I’d buy it for that alone without having a single clue what it’s about. It’s a goddamn brick according to Goodreads – 896p but it sounds good. Sign me up for buying it and probably still having it on my TBR pile in 2020.

9. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. I think a lot of people anticipate this one after how damn good The Hate U Give was.

10. The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth. Sally Hepworth is amazing. All her books are so freaking fabulous and I feel as though, going by the title, I may relate to this……

11. Internment by Samira Ahmed. A bonus title, because I’d finished my 10 but then I came across this one and just could not leave it out. A title where Muslim Americans are rounded up and placed into internment camps, much like the Japanese in WWII (and in Australia, Germans and Italians experienced the same thing). Speculative but also…..all to scarily believable given current climates.

Spoiled for choice in the coming six months I think. To be honest there’s probably plenty of books I’ve forgotten here and it was hard to keep it just ten eleven. I’m sure I’ll end up with plenty more for this list from everyone’s posts this week too!